on his part because are you certain if his name came out and identity came out, the romney campaign would have done nothing other than try to attack him personally? >> the whole story is remarkable, when you think about it. the fact he held the tape until after labor day, after the conventions, he understood the fact that's the time. he had to keep himself out of it so the story is the focus of the tape. i gather he's from boston. i felt cities like boston, chicago, politics are like in the water. you learn all about it there. he had this innate sense that, you know, that it's uncanny. you have to hand it to him, he handled it in a shrewd way. >> ryan, what do you make of the timing now? he could have come out the day after the election.